The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought: A Reading List

The Problem of the Negro as a Problem For Thought a Reading List

The following is a reading list for a future critique of metaphysics. The majority of the readings below I have not read in full yet and do not know what may come from reading them together. I also don’t know when I will have the time to read these text in this order together. It may be an absolutely meaningless exercise caked in academic drivel and philosophical speculation, but nevertheless, I digress.

Week 1

Immanuel Kant, “What is Enlightenment?”

Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, “Chapter 2: The University and The Undercommons”, The Undercommons 

Beth Lord, “Deleuze and Kant,”, The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze

 

Week 2

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Page 106-124; Introduction A (pp. 127-152).

Ronald Judy, “Kant and The Negro”

Gilles Deleuze, “Introduction,” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 3

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Transcendental Aesthetic: Space (pp. 172 – 192); The Idea of a Transcendental Logic (pp. 193-226)

Nahum Chandler, “Of Exorbitance: The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought”

Gilles Deleuze, “Chapter 1: Difference in Itself,” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 4

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Transcendental Deduction (pp. 245-337). Phenomena and Noumena, Amphiboly (pp. 354-383).

Fred Moten, “Knowledge of Freedom”

Gilles Deleuze, “Chapter 2: Repetition in Itself,” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 5

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Ideas (384 – 415); Ideal of Pure Reason (551-589); Appendix to Transcendental Dialectic (590-623)

Zakiyyah Jackson, “Sense of Things”

Gilles Deleuze, “Chapter 3: The Image of Thought,” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 6

Immanuel Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

Denise Ferriera Da Silva, “Chapter 3: The Play of Reason,” Towards a Global Idea of Race

Gilles Deleuze, “Chapter 4: Ideas and The Syntheses of Difference,” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 7

Immanuel Kant, Observations in the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime

Zakiyyah Jackson, “Theorizing in a Void,”

Gilles Deleuze, “Chapter 5: Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 8

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgement, 9-96

Nahum Chandler, “On The Virtues of Seeing – At Least, But Never Only – Double,”

Gilles Deleuze, “Chapter 6: Conclusion,” Difference and Repetition

 

Week 9

Gilles Deleuze, Kant’s Critical Philosophy

Patrice Douglass and Frank Wilderson, “The Violence Of Presence: Metaphysics in a Blackened World”

Eve Tuck, “Breaking Up With Deleuze: Desire and Valuing the Irreconciable”

 

Week 10

Charles Mills, Kant’s Untermenschen

Denise Ferriera Da Silva, “On Matter: Beyond the Equation of Value”

Daniel Barber, “The Creation of Non-Being”

 

Week 11*

Édouard Glissant, “Poetics of Relation”

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